Mr. Rey famous an awesome variety of voters who requested absentee ballots in aggressive districts had been underneath age 40, a demographic that might give challengers an edge.
The progressive surge in congressional races additionally performed out in lots of down-ballot legislative races, particularly in State Meeting races in Queens, the place a number of incumbents appeared endangered.
In Jackson Heights, Jessica González-Rojas, a Latina neighborhood organizer who drew many parallels to Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, was main a crowded race to defeat Assemblyman Michael DenDekker, a six-term Democrat. In Astoria, Zohran Mamdani, a democratic socialist, was beating Aravella Simotas, an assemblywoman from Astoria since 2011.
In Westchester County, two assemblymen, Steven Otis and Thomas J. Abinanti, had been additionally trailing their opponents.
The massive night time for progressives was hailed by liberal teams just like the Working Households Occasion and political motion committees like Justice Democrats, which had collectively spent greater than $700,000 on Mr. Bowman’s behalf. On Wednesday, the 2 teams had been declaring victory, and sending warning indicators, to extra mainstream Democrats, together with the get together’s presumptive presidential nominee, Joseph R. Biden Jr.
“The way forward for the Democratic Occasion appears much more like A.O.C. and Jamaal than Joe Biden,” stated Waleed Shahid, the communications director for the Justice Democrats. “Biden is aware of that if he enters the White Home in 2021, he received’t be governing with the identical Congress from 2009.”
Like Mr. Bowman and Mr. Torres, Mr. Jones had campaigned on civil rights and prison justice points, seizing on the vitality contained in the Black Lives Issues motion after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Might 25.